Environmental Toxins

Our bodies are exposed to many different toxins that affect our health every day. The air we breathe, the foods we eat, the water we drink and the medications we take, can have a negative impact on our bodies.

Here are some of the major ones we need to be aware of removing from the environment and cleansing from our systems:


Over 700 different chemicals have been identified in American drinking water. Chlorine is added to our water to kill bacteria, parasites, viruses, algae, yeast, and mold, but is high doses, is lethal. Everyone needs to be filtering their drinking water and bathing water; the skin will absorb chlorine as well, which is just as dangerous as drinking it.

Trans Fats

These are manmade fats that are EXTREMELY HAZARDOUS to your health! A French scientist created the hydrogenated process in 1912, for the purpose of hardening soap. The food industry realized it could be used to prolong the shelf life of our foods, which means big $$$ for the food industry. The problem is these fake fats are like plastic once inside the body. They do not break down and they will cut and tear at your arteries and veins, then your body tries to repair the damage by attaching plaque and cholesterol, thus leading to arteriosclerosis. Hydrogenated oil is in almost everything we eat that is processed and packaged: cookies, crackers, peanut butter, margarine, cheese, fake coffee creamers. This is a major cause of heart disease in this country.

Homogenized Milk

Most people have been taught that milk does a body good! The truth is pasteurized homogenized milk does just the opposite. The United States of America consumes more than any other country and yet we have the highest rate of osteoporosis. When milk is pasteurized, it becomes an inorganic form of calcium, In fact, instead of feeding the calcium reserve, inside our bones to neutralize the acid condition. 
Pasteurized, homogenized cow’s milk is extremely mucus forming and very constipating. Even baby cows cannot tolerate it. Studies show that calves fed such milk died in 30 days. Homogenized milk is also reported to be abrasive to the arteries similar to hydrogenated oil. If you are going to drink milk, it should be raw. We are the only animal that continues to drink milk after we have been weaned.

Food Preservatives

It is very important to realize that canned foods and processed food have preservatives that help prolong shelf life of the foods. These preservatives are toxic to our bodies, because they are chemicals. Let’s keep it simple… if you cannot pronounce the words on the label, do not consume them. Your body is organic. It does not know what to do with chemicals and they will have negative effects on your health! 
We are exposed to toxins everyday, but we can learn how to cut down on these hazards & detoxify our bodies on a regular basis.


Dr. Sheryl Duchess , N.D., M.H., Certified Naturopathic Doctor, Certified Master Herbalist, Public Speaker, Educator

Dr.Sheryl is certified naturopathic doctor who is dedicated to educating and helping people find a more natural approach to wellness. She explains the root cause of disease and shares the secrets of a naturopath through her wellness course, videos, and mentoring opportunities.

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